We joined up with Russ Malkin from Big Earth Productions, the producer from Long Way Round and Long way Down, to follow the British singer song writer Joss Stone on the SE Asia tour to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. This leg was part of the Total World Tour.
Although, the soul and jazz of course made the whole tour a lot of fun, the reason why we came was to follow Joss visiting good causes close to her heart. Operation Smile was such a visit. Joss saw first hand the important work the voluntary teams did in restoring children's ‘smiles’ from the cleft lip and palate condition.
She also visited ‘street’ children in Manilla, where music not only gave them an creative outlet, but also nurtured new beginnings. It was a true inspiration for the kids to be mentored by Joss and her band. It was a genuine and loving experience for all.